The Truth About Pet Foods Article

Every pet owner just wants what’s best for their pets. Which is why, in most cases, people opt for commercial, balanced, complete pet foods that claim to provide your cat or dog with all the necessary nutrients.

It’s a no-brainer, right? If it’s approved by AAFCO, FDA and recommended by your vet, it must be the best option for your four-legged friend?

Well… Not Exactly.

The real truth about commercial pet food is a carefully guarded industry secret. Under those seemingly transparent ingredients list, showing exact percentages of nutrients, lurks something much more sinister. The actual source of those ingredients.

One of the foremost authorities on pet nutrition, Dr. Wysong, debunks the myths about commercial pet food and offers invaluable insider information. In his book, The Truth About Pet Foods, among other things, he lists what commercial kibble actually contains.

Here you can see just a few of the ingredients that are approved by federal agencies and deemed as safe to use in pet food production:

  • Dehydrated garbage
  • Poultry, cow and pig feces and litter
  • Indigestible fiber
  • Hydrolyzed poultry feathers
  • Hydrolyzed hair
  • Hydrolyzed leather meal (byproduct from tanneries)
  • Various antibiotics, additives, and chemicals


And, yes, you read it right. You are feeding your beloved furry family member with feces, garbage and industry scraps and byproducts. And, what’s even worse, you’re paying for it like it’s a royal buffet!

Masked under labels like “Complete Nutrition”, “100% Balanced Nutrition”, and other, misleading information, there are only dubious ingredients that have no nutritional value whatsoever.

But, how is that legal? How can they do this?

Like it is with everything nowadays, there are numerous loopholes to be exploited. And that’s exactly what committees and regulators do.

To make matters worse, healthy and wholesome nutrients that our pets actually need are not approved for use. For example, pet food can’t contain these ingredients:

  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Glucosamine
  • Chondroitin
  • L-Carnitine
  • Different organic ingredients


Even though these beneficial ingredients are proven to be instrumental in maintaining optimal health, they are not approved. Instead, they’re replaced by synthetic vitamins and additives, that “enrich” the processed trash and fecal matter your pet eats.

If you want your dog or cat to have access to any of these immunity-boosting, health-preserving ingredients, you won’t find them in commercially prepared food for pets. You’ll have to look for natural supplements to make up for the lack of nutrients in pet food.

When all is considered, the fact that the pet food industry is knowingly cheating pet owners is not the worst thing about this. It’s the fact that they sell us food that can cause numerous cat and dog diseases, damage their quality of life and significantly shorten it.


Now that you know the real truth about pet food, don’t you think your furball deserves more than chemicals, feces, and garbage?

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